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Late change for Blues as Anscombe ruled out

20th February 2015

Cardiff Blues are forced into a late change ahead of tonight's league clash with Benetton Treviso (kick-off 8.05pm local time) with fly half Gareth Anscombe ruled out.

Anscombe misses the Guinness PRO12 game at at Stadio Monigo in Italy with a stiff shoulder and will not be risked following medical assessment. The injury is not serious and Anscombe should be fit to return next weekend.

Rhys Patchell moves to fly half with Joaquin Tuculet taking the full back jersey. Owen Jenkins is called up to the wing and Garyn Smith is named among the replacements.

Cardiff Blues: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Owen Jenkins, 13 Tom Isaacs, 12 Adam Thomas, 11 Lucas Amorosino, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Lloyd Williams; 1 Taufa’ao Filise, 2 Kristian Dacey, 3 Adam Jones, 4 Macauley Cook, 5 Filo Paulo, 6 Josh Turnbull, 7 Ellis Jenkins, 8 Josh Navidi (c)

Replacements: 16 Rhys Williams, 17 Thomas Davies, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 Miles Normandale, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Tavis Knoyle, 22 Gareth Davies, 23 Garyn Smith